1. Climbers all have a story about how they got started, and 14-year-old Kai Lighter’s introduction is particularly striking — and not only because he’s a brilliant climber. Much like Tiger Woods in golf or the Williams sisters in tennis, he could change the demographics of climbing. This film, directed by George Knowles, isn’t about race, however, it’s about family. His single mother has become his regular belay partner, one who also makes sure that he maintains straight A’s in school. It’s clear that she wants what’s best for her son, and if that means spending hours with her hands on a belay device and her neck craned upward, so be it.

    Awards:
    5Point Film Festival - WINNER - Most Inspiring
    MountainFilm in Telluride - RUNNER-UP - Charlie Fowler
    Banff Mountain Film Festival - RUNNER UP - People's Choice - Radical Reels
    Film Festival Flix - 2ND RUNNER UP - Best Short Film

    Official Selection:
    5Point Film Festival
    MountainFilm in Telluride
    Banff Mountain Film Festival
    Port Townsend Film Festival
    Visions of the Wild Film Festival
    Why Not? Adventure Film Festival
    Wild & Scenic Film Festival
    New York WILD Film Festival
    Sheffield Adventure Film Festival
    Lookout Wild Film Festival

    World Tour Schedule:
    MountainFilm World Tour
    5Point Film Festival World Tour
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
    Wild & Scenic Film Festival World Tour

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